There are many different ways to get involved on campus. Take a look at some of the ways to engage.
Shopping bags lined up

Call for volunteers

We are now recruiting volunteers for our winter volunteering opportunities!
Have questions? Email us!

Volunteering outside the classroom

Free Store volunteer
between the racks at the Free Store
Free Store volunteer
May 1 to Aug 26

Learn about the Free Store

Placement #165
This semester we are looking for volunteers to help us clean dishes, sort clothing, and organize the space.
Period Project volunteer
A menstural product dispenser at uOttawa
Period Project volunteer
May 1 to Aug 26

Learn more about the Period Project

Placement #5
This semester we are looking for volunteers to help fill our menstrual product dispensers.
Edible landscapes volunteer
uOttawa students tend to edible landscapes on campus
Edible landscapes volunteer
May 1 to Aug 26

Join the edible landscapes team

Placement #6
Join the Edible landscapes team to help us grow produce on campus.
Sustainability Council
Students sitting at a conference at uOttawa
Sustainability Council
Jan 8 to Apr 26

Join the sustainability council

Placement #319
We are looking for students who are interested in auditing their departments to measure its sustainability.

Extracurricular Volunteering

There are a variety of ways the campus community can get involved in community engagement activities. This also includes activities outside the classroom.

Here is a list of the extracurricular opportunities available with the Office of Campus Sustainability. Please visit the uOttawa Community Engagement Navigator to register for these opportunities.

Volunteering inside the classroom

Ducks on campus

ENV 4120

Nature Positive consultations and case studies (placement #285, 286, 287)
Students sitting on Tabaret lawn at uOttawa

ENV 1101

Conduct Nature Positive survey and social media sharing
Turtle laying eggs at 200 Lees

BIO 3115

Determine common conservation strategies that could be implemented on campus

Community Service Learning

The University of Ottawa prides itself on being a living laboratory. A space for students to be fully engaged in learning outside of the traditional classroom setting. We offer a host of courses with a Community Service Learning component.

To find out what courses are offered this session, log into your uOzone and enter the Community Service Navigator. Once inside the portal select Placements followed by Option and Specific Course. You can choose a Session and a specific class or select the Environment theme.

Want to volunteer but not sure what the best fit would be? Sign up for our special volunteer newsletter and get a monthly update about the ways you can get involved on campus or send us an email and we will be glad to meet with you in person to find you a placement.